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A huge city filled with college students, yuppies, trophy wives and CEOs, Dallas is bursting at the seams with places to "brunch." Whether you are looking to eat your heart out or simply to relax with a couple of dollar mimosas, there is a brunch place for you. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors have come up with a list of our five favorite Dallas restaurants that serve up the best brunch in town. Here’s what we have:
1. Bread Winners Café. Chances are that you’ll come out of this meal feeling like you can barely walk — in the best way possible — so prepare yourself. Though the front of the cafe acts as a classic bakery, where everything is homemade, the rest of the café is bumbling with locals chowing down on some good eats. The menu concentrates on divine Southern classics like eggs Benedict and all kinds of scrambles. There will likely be a line around the corner, so be ready to wait. And trust us, Bread Winners is worth the wait.
2. La Duni Latin Café. While the rest of the meals served here are delicious, the weekend brunch is one of the most popular. La Duni mixes the flavors of Latin America with Europe, enhancing the unique flavors and aromas of each, and celebrating their delicious combined creation. Order up the Huevos Rancheros or a plate of the Orange Brioche French Toast. If you still have room, end on a sweet note. The cuatro leches cake is constructed to boast perfect flavor, texture and sweetness.
3. State and Allen. Situated within the yuppie Uptown neighborhood, this local favorite serves up classic Southern dishes in a great atmosphere. Doubling as a sports bar, State and Allen is famous for its Chicken and Waffles. Yes, we know it sounds odd; but once you order this sweet and salty dish, you’ll be craving it until next time you hit this gem.
4. Kozy Kitchen. You may pass it a few times without noticing, but once you take that first bite of fabulous homemade Challah French Toast, you won’t stop thinking about Kozy Kitchen. This BYOB restaurant serves up some of the simplest comfort food around. It doesn’t hurt that all of the proteins at this joint are grass-fed so you don’t have to feel bad about indulging.
5. Taverna. This delectable Italian restaurant is tucked away off of Uptown’s busy McKinney Avenue. With dollar mimosas during brunch, it’s hard to go wrong. The food is amazing, the setting even better. Snag a table on the porch on a nice Dallas morning and order up the Eggs Al Forno all’Olio Tartufato — translation: amazing. But really, the two fried eggs with sausage served over garlic bread and drizzled with truffle oil is absolutely divine.
For brunch, I go to Marquee Grill, Smoke and Boulevardier. Boulevardier is one of my favorite brunch spots. I go there a lot. It’s in the Bishop Arts District.
I think we have one of the best brunches in town, to tell you the truth. Granny Fearing’s “paper bag shook” fried chicken ranks up there in the top. After a big Saturday night, I myself am not much of a brunch guy. Smoke has a great brunch. I like going there.